Puffin Web Browser Free

Puffin Web Browser Free

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 2 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0.4178
File Size:
7.17MB
Date Added:
January 19, 2012
Price:
Free; Requires Android phone
Operating Systems:
Android 2.2/2.3.3 - 2.3.7
Total Downloads:
47,608
Downloads Last Week:
73
Product ranking:
#13 in SMS Tools
Additional Requirements:
Compatible with 2.2 and above.

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the Android Market where you must continue the download process. This download may not be available in some countries.

Editors' review

Although it's hardly the best Web browser out there, Puffin Web Browser Free does provide you with something different when it comes to browsing the Web. This free app can bring PC-style Web browsing directly to your Android device.

The main browser interface of the app is a bit reminiscent of Android's default Web browser, with pop-up settings and only the address bar on top of the screen. However, you'll instantly notice that there are two more buttons below its main interface. The one on the left is the mouse button. When clicked, it displays a "mouse pad" area, where you can use your fingers as if on a laptop's touch pad. The right button is the keyboard button. It calls up your device's default keyboard at any time, without the need to click on an input bar first. When accessing pages, we found that they loaded very, very quickly, at more than twice or even three times the speed of the default Android browser. Additional buttons that pop up on the left and right can sometimes be difficult to call up, but this isn't a problem since there are other options for easy access.

Puffin Web Browser Free is the browser to use if you want the PC-browsing experience on your mobile device. The only thing that we didn't like about it was that in comparison with other Web browsers such as Opera Mini, which is less than 1MB, it has a high storage-space requirement of more than 7MB.

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    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
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    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "The best Flash browser for Android"

    April 21, 2014   |   By justincfh

    Version: Puffin Web Browser Free 2.0.4178

    Pros

    Not only it can play Flash games and videos, but it is really fast. I use it for news reading and online shopping. It works really well with facebook website comparing to the facebook app. I wrote them once about the facebook authentication. Here is they reply

    "Puffin Browser is a remote browser. By leveraging the cloud computing infrastructure, we can serve webpages much faster than what your device is capable to handle locally, and support complex web technologies that may not be supported on your device (such as Flash). Currently, all of our servers are outside UK. That's why even if you're physically located in London, it shows you the IP of our servers."

    Cons

    It only supports cloud download for Dropbox. It is good if it can integrate with Google Drive.

    Summary

    It is a really fast mobile Flash browser, and it's also the most secure browser I have ever used. (You may refer to their FAQ #19 for more detail about its security and privacy. http://www.puffinbrowser.com/faq/)

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  • 1 stars

    "only worked ONCE"

    January 01, 2014   |   By jackietrain

    Version: Puffin Web Browser Free 2.0.4178

    Pros

    used it once, (free version) and it was great, after that, not so good

    Cons

    went to use it again, and log into facebook, (by using the button on homescreen) facebook LOCKED MY ACCOUNT said i was logging in from a strange location... Indonesia??????? so i had to go into my laptop, to unlock my fb account, and get my account back.
    figured i'd try it again... ha! facebook locked my account again, as it said i was trying to log in from INDONESIA. It just so happens, i was logging in from the USA.
    WHAT GIVES?

    Summary

    seems like a good idea, but in reality, unless it quits trying to hack my fb account, it's a bad deal

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